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by Demosthenes
January 28th, 2010, 1:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: JD Salinger is dead
Replies: 0
Views: 650

JD Salinger is dead

Sigh.
by Demosthenes
December 19th, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Albums?

Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi.
by Demosthenes
December 18th, 2009, 10:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Seeking objectivity
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Seeking objectivity

For me, the hardest part of writing is stepping back and seeing my own work with fresh eyes. By way of background, I have a lot of experience critiquing writing samples. When I was in college back in the stone ages of the mid 1980s, I worked as a reader for a publishing house. They'd send me the fir...
by Demosthenes
December 14th, 2009, 10:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3304

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

An excellent article on the subject in the Washington Post: Resolved: Writing is a job By Ann Patchett Sunday, December 13, 2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/10/AR2009121003658.html Excerpt: My New Year's resolution for 2010 has its origins in a couple of conversation...
by Demosthenes
December 14th, 2009, 10:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3304

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

I don't believe in waiting for inspiration. I've found that writing has to become a ritualized habit for me (kind of like brushing my teeth or drinking my morning coffee) or I'll simply never get around to it. I figure it's like exercising. If left to my own whims, I'd probably always feel too lazy ...
by Demosthenes
December 9th, 2009, 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 194595

Re: Ask Nathan

A follow-up to the above, if it's not too nosy. If it is, please feel free to ignore it. If you were to take on five new clients in a year, roughly how many more do you think you might offer to represent that, for whatever reason, would chose not to become clients of yours? I'm tempting the gods by...
by Demosthenes
December 9th, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 194595

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, if I recall correctly, I saw that you read something like 7,000 - 10,000 queries a year and take on 2-3 new clients a year. That may be completely wrong, or those may be old figures, so I'm curious if I have the numbers right? I find infinitesimal odds strangely thrilling! Thanks. This year...
by Demosthenes
December 8th, 2009, 1:17 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 23105

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

December 8, 2009 Mr. Nathan Bransford San Francisco, CA Dear Mr. Bransford, I was given your name by Clyde the Gentle Giant at the San Diego Zoo, and he suggested that I contact you regarding my latest novel. Bears are grumpy and simple creatures. Monkeys are cheeky little bastards. They share few t...